Nut-Free, Soy-Free Vegan Cheese Recipe

Nut-Free, Soy-Free Vegan Cheese Recipe

When one of our Faithful fans mentioned she had used our agar powder to make nut-free vegan-friendly cheese, we were intrigued! Most vegan cheese is made using nuts like macadamias or cashews; or alternatively made with soy. For those with nut and soy allergies who want to stick to a vegan diet, this can pose a problem. So we’re really excited to have tracked down this 100% nut-free, soy-free AND vegan-friendly cheese recipe – it’s surprisingly easy to make too. Try it out and enjoy your delish vegan cheese sliced or shredded.



To make your cheese base:

  • Drain & rinse the sunflower seeds.  Place in a high-powered blender.
  • Add the 1½ cup water, lemon juice, mustard, vinegar, agave, nutritional yeast, salt, onion granules & spices.  Blend until thick & creamy, scraping down the sides of the blender as you go.

To make agar gel for binding:

  • Make the agar gel once the cheese base is blended.
  • Bring 1 cup of water to a light boil in a small saucepan. Add the agar.
  • Stir or whisk continuously until the agar had dissolved.  This can take several minutes.

Put it all together:

  • Start the blender again & drizzle the agar gel slowly into the cheese mixture. Blend until combined.
  • Pour into a pan or mould; place in the fridge, uncovered, for at least 30 minutes.  Enjoy sliced or shredded.
  • This cheese will keep in the fridge up to 5 days.
  • EsmeHarris
    Posted at 07:52h, 02 April Reply

    Ai, I don’t have agar powder (at the moment)…Do you think flax meal will do, or might it affect the texture too much?

    • Robyn Astl
      Posted at 17:43h, 02 April Reply

      Hi Esme, you might get better results with arrowroot powder. Happy cooking! 🙂

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